I thought it might be fun to talk you guys through this, since no one managed to complete it, and in fact only a couple of people even made it to the second set of questions!
To recap, someone was murdered in an old mansion and you guys had to discover the answers to a series of questions that would lead you to the killer and their motive. The questions themselves, once answered by somebody, would open up more blog entries (or rooms) from which to gather clues and solve puzzles. There were also a heck of a lot of red herrings and dead ends I did my best to make the puzzles and clues at least semi-logical, although some suspension of disbelief was definitely required. Fun fact, I also threw away my notes a while back so I'm having to redecipher a few of the things I can't immediately remember
Please note, I'm going to explain them in "perfect" order, so things make more sense instead of doing too much referring back and forth. However, when actually solving the puzzles organically, it'd be much more likely to make a partial solve and figure out you needed more information of a certain kind - for example, finding the vigenere cipher in the Boiler Room and having to hunt down the keycode in order to decipher it!
So, the first question was "Where is the butler's key?" and was the only thing able to be answered on day 1. At this point, you only had access to The Drawing Room, The Office, The Wine Cellar, The Solarium, and The Armory.
Finding the key unlocked The Kitchen, The Boiler Room, The Nursery and The North Guest Bedroom. It also enabled you to find the clues to answer questions two and three. First, "What is the murder weapon?".
Question three, required to unlock the next set of rooms and questions was "Where is the victim's dossier?"
Nailing down the location of the dossier opened up The Aldercombe Study, The Library, and The Darkroom.The next question that demanded answers was "Who is the killer?"
In order to unlock the next location, the secret passage, you first had to find it's entrance. "How do you access the secret passage?"
Now that we can access The Secret Passage, we have to find the where the killer moved the body from to conceal their crime. "Where did the murder take place?"
Now, to unlock the final question and solve the whole damn thing, we must first discover "What is the code to the safe, and where is it?"
Now The Safe Box is opened, all that remains it to figure out "Why is Gamora?". "What was the motive?"
Everything I didn't mention was a red herring The various knives throughout the mansion, the alchemical symbols in the Drawing Room? All false leads! Muahaha!
And there you have it. One very convoluted murder mystery. Pow.